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OnLive to be available day one on Ouya console

Friday, 27 July 2012 14:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

OnLive GM Bruce Grove has announced the streaming service will be available on the Ouya Android games console.

It will be available day one on the console, and subscribers will be able to sign on right away and start streaming, and if you click through the link, you’ll get a better look at the console and its controller.

“When OnLive first heard about Ouya, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open,” said Grove on the console’s Kickstarter page.. “Like Ouya, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision.

“Ouya is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive’s case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand.

“We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on Ouya at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.”

Ouya is out in early 2013, and with 12 days left on its Kickstarter, the console has gained 43,401 backers who have pledged $5,548,828.

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52 Comments

  1. OlderGamer

    Interesting. But nothing game changing, OnLive give their microconsoles away every time they turn around with game purchases. It isn’t OnLive service that holds them back, but their biz model and pricing that do.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    I hope the Ouya does well.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Me too.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core ARM processor
    1 GB RAM

    That’s funny. 99$ console is powerfull than 360 and PS3 at some point with Onlive on launch day.

    So what can i say… If Sony or Microsoft won’t change their piece of shits machines next year, they are in big trouble with their 7 year old hardware for 200$+

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Ouya is not a threat to MS or SOny. In fact its not a threat to anyone at all especially since Onlive has a shitty catalog along with a crappy service that doesn’t compare to playing the games on console.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5, it’s a threat. It’s a 99$ console.
    If it’s going to have decent launch games than it’s going to be something and in the end have a chance to succeed…

    Well, it’s already super successfull in Kickstarter to begin with.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Its going to have games that are on google play or the app store. Its not going to have anything that is threatening to triple A titles. Plus anyone that is getting this is not planning on replacing it for their console its so they can have hackable machine to play android games on.

    BTW successful kickstarter means nothing especially since they have shown nothing about the actual console and the service it provides.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    That gamepad remind of ”banana” design for ps3 :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7,

    “BTW successful kickstarter means nothing especially since they have shown nothing about the actual console and the service it provides.”

    it means a lot. People paid 5 million just for some 99$ Android console. It’s a success especially when their goal was just 950000$+

    “Plus anyone that is getting this is not planning on replacing it for their console”

    don’t be so sure about that. There are probably people who does not have PS3 or 360.

    Anyway, so far they are doing good.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @9

    “it means a lot. People paid 5 million just for some 99$ Android console. It’s a success especially when their goal was just 950000$+”

    FOr kickstarter all they had to sell was their story obviously not the hardware or the services. People are buying into that. I bought an android tablet and I see no point in owning a Ouya for the house especially since I can just hook up my tablet to do exactly that.

    The people don’t have a console are just casuals or PC users which if they have a tablet there is no point to this device. They are selling snake oil.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    It’s cheap enough to be an impulse purchase. That makes it an enormous threat to consoles.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    The Ouya is built to handle indie games. Without triple A titles its just a console version of a phone or tablet.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Da Man

    It runs on Android.. where you need several times more power than on PS3 or X360.

    Useless posts are useless.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    Lol! You cats are waaaay out of touch.

    Power is irrelevant. AAA is irrelevant.

    Popular games are EVERYTHING where Ouya is concerned, and mobile/tablet/indie games are so much more popular than AAA.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Gad, thats the first time in awhile that I agree with you.

    Most folks here can only judge the games unvierse by the games that they themself play. Most haven’t yet figured out that “Core” Gaming doesn’t matter as much as it did 10-20 years ago.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @14

    What games are those? Oh yeah Draw Something,Angry Birds, Words with friends, Song Pop. Totally more fun playing at home on the big screen….

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    I keep saying it but it bears repeating: We, the forum dwellers DO NOT REPRESENT GAMERS.

    We, in general, represent a very small technophile subset of gamers.

    This should be a standard disclaimer next to the ‘Send Post’ button.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    PB you can’t define the word FUN for other folks.

    I am not saying that Ouya will work. I have no idea. But I do know that the game world is made up of a lot of different people with a wide range of game tatstes. I think the new kickstarter console has at the very least a chance. Too bad they couldn’t get the price down a bit more, 49.99usd would be better.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Da Man

    Yes, excellent point…

    Only reason those ‘re so popular is because they’re on mobile handsets.

    Do you folks post under the influence? Be honest now.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Gad, stop, I can’t keep agreeing with you… some caticlysmic universial shift could happen, putting us all at risk.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Da Man

    One reason someone would get this thing instead of playing the same casual software on a cheap PC?

    None.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    Plants vs zombies XBLA.
    Peggle XBLA.
    Bejeweled XBLA.
    Puzzle Quest XBLA.

    A small sample of small mobile games that big numbers of people like to play on big screens, generating big bucks.

    Its just like dancing. Follow me: small, small, big big big, small, small, big big big.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Or even Minecraft.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    #21

    I give you ninety nine reasons, straight from the wallet.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Da Man

    Exactly, which leads us to my point.

    Why would anyone pay additional $99 to play those, when they’re available for PC? Surely people who don’t own a PC today aren’t into playing Peggle on a huge screen.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    Easier to let your kids play a console rather then your PC.

    Plus who is to say that some bigger games won’t make the jump? Could encourage some more pubs to put their games on OnLive or even pop up thier own store fronts.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    @26

    My three old daughter plays games on my tablet, PC and phone. So yeah point is moot.

    @22

    I have all those games on PS3,XBLA or PC. SO there is nothing that this Ouya is offering that my tablet, PC, or console can’t do.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Da Man

    Thanks. So obv some sort of an uneducated assumption (coming from PC superiority complex) is reason enough.

    I’m wayy more inclined to believe people buy some handheld, a cheap handset or Wii for their kids. The latter costs next to nothing today.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. CPC_RedDawn

    Like others on here I so want this to work out.

    I would love to see this become as popular as say the Wii became. Just hope it wont sink into obscurity like the Wii has done now.

    Having OnLive on day one makes for some really interesting thinking. This makes the game a lot more viable for triple A games as devs now do not have to worry about the hardware of the console. Simply make the game and release it on OnLive.

    I just hope that our ISP’s have what it takes to keep us up to speed so we can stream these games properly.

    Also who ever said the games on OnLive were rubbish is an idiot.

    https://www.onlive.co.uk/games/featuredgames#&tab=top_games

    Batman: AC, Borderlands, Tomb Raider, etc, etc…. These ain’t angry birds that’s for sure.

    With OnLive it opens the console up to a wider audience. Now they will appeal to the casual gamer the angry birds player, and now they appeal to the hardcore gamer like us. All they need to do now is get a decent MMO on there and I am completely sold!!!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Da Man

    Plus who is to say that some bigger games won’t make the jump? Could encourage some more pubs to put their games on OnLive or even pop up thier own store fronts.
    Talking theoretically, okay.

    Who’s to say MS won’t release a $59 Xbox.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    And of course you boys(PB/DM) represent everyone. Good to know.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Da Man

    Straw man.

    Next.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @29

    I said that and they are especially since Onlive services looks like crap unless you are pushing 20MBps even than its looks and responses slower than the console version. Have you played on the service? I have and its only good for turn based games like CIV 5 but for games that need fast reflexes and fast responsiveness yo will find that it is extremely lacking. If someone is not a gamer sure it may open doors for them but Onlive is already on tablet or smartphone plus their mini console is stupidly cheap and they occasionally do a sale giving it to you for free. SO again it makes Ouya pointless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEmkukxCTzw

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Fact is that the brick for 99$ with Quad Core processor and decent ram is already success on kickstarter. What’s going be when this thing releases no one knows, but so far it get’s support from Onlive and game devs.

    Casual or not, 99$ is affordable for everyone who wants to play shitty games.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    I agree with PB and Da Man.

    This box is about as much of a threat to core console gaming as one of these.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/the-reality-of-the-ouya-console-doesnt-match-the-hype-why-you-should-be-ske

    THat is who I agree with. No hardware, no service, no controller, no known games and supposedly they will have this done in 8 months? Riiiight.

    Snake Oil.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    People are going to be incredibly disappointed once they realize that this is nothing more than a modestly powered Android tablet with a HDMI port a a unique APk file.

    Can’t fault the price though.

    Let’s be realistic, most people are just going to use this as a glorified emulator.

    There are so many problems with this device it’s not even funny. It’s going to be a drop in the pound, a nice little niche, but nothing more.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Gadzooks!

    An Android box isn’t rocket science. Service and games are already there and a controller is a piece of piss to produce.

    There’s nothing new here, just a bit of repackaging and a mass market price point.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    @38

    Sorry I seem to go with the PA and what many of the developers had said in various articles. It offers nothing but a dream.

    “There’s nothing new here, just a bit of repackaging and a mass market price point.”

    Uh huh, Whats to stop Google from doing the exact same thing? Oh wait there is none.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Da Man

    Oh, and the games aren‘t there. Most of them will have to be tweaked for TV, even though the 3d ones are done using OGL.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. CPC_RedDawn

    @33

    I completely agree with you, and yes I have play OnLive and the service is pretty great to be honest. For the speed of our interent now (in the UK it averages around 1Mbps – 3Mbps) The quality is really good. Yea sure it lags a little here and there but its still a step and a look into the future. With Ouya supporting this from day one and internet speeds increasing the way they are this prolongs the life cycle of the machine as you don’t need higher spec machine to play newer games on.

    Ouya may not work and it fail in the long run but still at least this gives it a fighting chance against the up coming more powerful consoles.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. OlderGamer

    Let me set one thing straight. I never claimed that this device will replace the dedicated core markets need for a dedicated tech filled trip A producing box. I doubt anyone will be playing cod on this thing. But…and I mean this:

    It is possible.

    I see this kickstarter as much as consumers voting with their donations AGAINST the current established systems and their biz models.

    Might want to keep in mind that most kickstarter backers are not the average joe gamers that a lot of you folks like to call casuals. You have to be pretty dedicated to even know there is such a thing as kick starter.

    I have zero idea if this will work or not. It seems like offering android apps/games would make a great addition to the xboxplatform. As a service. But that really isn’t the over point behind the Ouya project.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. ManuOtaku

    If this console will have PC tittles, like diablo(all of them), grim fandango, shogun,etc all the great pc games, and the upcoming ones, i will be getting it in a heartbeat, if that is not the case then i wont.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I don’t think it is going to have those kinds of games Manu. The best and prolly only place to game on those games is still the PC. I could be wrong tho.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Phoenixblight

    @43

    Not happening especially with the specs. YOu will be able to emulate older games like the ones you mention but you wont be able to play more recent games made for the PC.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    #44 #45, well if still has the old ones, maybe i might be tempted, just in order to play the old diablos and the grim fandango game, but it will be a very hard call.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Phoenixblight

    @46

    It won’t be endorsed by the publishers or developer ie you will have to pirate it to emulate it on that console.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. ManuOtaku

    #47, ok then is a big no, well i will have to wait for the steam console and/or box hinted a few months back then, if it do ever comes to fructuition, of course

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48 Even steams system won’t have those titles since they aren’t even on steam as of now.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. ManuOtaku

    #49 in Homer style ¡¡¡¡DOOUGHHHHHHH¡¡¡

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Dragon246

    I think people are putting too much hope on a console that will probably be dead on arrival . A platform that is hackable is not good for any devs indie or Aaa alike.
    That aside isnt 99$ too less for such a device? The cheapest device available now is nexus 7 which is 150$ . They havent told anything about manufacturing and they can’t sell it at a loss like sony or ms . Sounds really fishy to me.
    The only games the platform will generally see are exclusives because platform holders pay for them. That’s why none of the major aaa games are announced for it.
    Also about fun games, angry birds and games alike are successful only because they are on mobile . People buy consoles for long gaming aaa sessions not for bit sized mobile games . there are many descrepancies in what they are saying. See the brilliant eurogamer “Saturday Soapbox” article for this.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. M. K.

    Hell, this guys know how to make a nonexistent product really interesting :D

    #52 3 years ago

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    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]